Author Archives: Juan Rossi

Monitor sites for exploits

We dislike dealing with exploited websites. A common cause is "the long forgotten outdated install from a web developer who left years ago. hoping works forever". Public facing services need to be kept updated in order to remain secure, so … Continue reading

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DebConf15 Report

Camera Canon EOS 650D We love Debian.  A lot.  In fact we make it our recommended distro.  We do that since it makes it easy to deploy, and maintain most recent packages resulting in fewer sysadmin headaches for us and … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal install images

We are proud to announce the release of the new installer images for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Server Edition. It is available as an reinstall option for existing servers, or in the new servers orders page The version is intended … Continue reading

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WordPress install script

We like wordpress, a lot of our customers love it too. WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog, it is normally called a CMS too. We have created a script for automating the … Continue reading

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JBoss AS 7.1 install script

JBoss Application Server (or JBoss AS) is an open-source Java EE-based application server. It has been optimized for multiples cores, it has a very fast startup time and a great low memory consumption. We have created a new version of … Continue reading

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Cron script for checking disk space

Here is script for those that interested in not installing a daemon like monit, and just rely on a simple bash script to send notifications when the disk space is low. It is a quite common of a server crashing … Continue reading

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Setup mail hosting on Debian Squeeze and other distros using postfixadmin

Postfix is our favorite mail server. We find it's easy to configure and performs really well. When asked at a recent conference talk, Eric Allman the creator of Sendmail, said he would use Postfix if starting today. Many people ask … Continue reading

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Proftpd exploitable versions

Due the severity of the proftp bug, and the mixed systems and versions in the VPSs, we many customers have switched to use vsftp, others just started using sftp, regardless that we have the following notes for customers willing to … Continue reading

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